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The wabpage that I refered to gives just a very few samples. In practice, I have measurements that could be described as Bessel functions of all possible kinds of orders from 0 to 40 around. My problem is how to retreive exactly the order of the corresponding Bessel function.
It looks like a graph of dampened harmonic motion - a sinusoidal wave whose amplitude is constantly changing subject to an exponential decay - but it might just be something similar.
The second two graphs on the page you linked are subtly different. One begins concave-upward, the other downward. I'm betting you could guess it from the slope of a tangent line near 0.
Thank you, ryos. You are right, the zero-order Bessel function can be easily identified because it has intercept on y-axis at 1. However, all other Bessel functions intersect the y-axis at zero. The problem is how to recognize those higher-order Bessel functions?
I know nothing about Bessel functions, but I went to the address you gave, and the three graphs shown there all look different--they all intersect the y-axis in different spots. Are they all different orders? Perhaps you could tell them apart in this way - by their y intercept.
A Bessel function (of the first kind, I mean here) can nowdays be routinely calculated if given the order of the Bessel function. Bessel Function plots are also known corresponding to specific orders. Pls visit